A beautiful start to Iceland Airwaves

Yesterday was the first day of the Iceland Airwaves festival and the off-venue programme kicked off to a very original start. For the first time, an off-venue concert took place at the Grund nursing home for the elderly in the early morning where the very young and the very old gathered together to listen to the sweet sounds of Ylja and Júníus Meyvant. Later that morning, five-year olds from Barónsborg playschool sang at Harpa concert hall, much to the delight of the crowd picking up their Airwaves wristbands.

Mbl.is checked out the atmosphere and interviewed Airwaves-goers. The festival continues until Sunday, climaxing in a final concert featuring War on Drugs and The Flaming Lips. 

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